Universal CityWalk Expanding

Universal Orlando Resort recently announced that in 2014 Universal CityWalk will add eight new venues. The 30-acre CityWalk complex currently features a collection of nightclubs, restaurants and shops. CityWalk also is home to the karaoke club Rising Star, Hollywood Drive-In Golf, and the renowned live show Blue Man Group.

The new venues, which will share an overall theme that includes inviting common areas, al fresco dining, open kitchens and more, include Hot Dog Hall of Fame, featuring iconic hot dog creations from some of the nation’s most famous ball parks; CowFish, an innovative and trend-setting concept out of Charlotte, NC; and the popular frozen dessert shops Cold Stone Creamery and Menchie’s. Original concepts include Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food; Bread Box, a home-style sandwich shop; a new modern Italian open-kitchen concept; and the newly opened Red Oven Pizza Bakery — Universal’s first-ever Neopolitan-style pizza bakery.

Also opening in 2014 at Universal Orlando Resort will be Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley. More info at www.uomeetingsandevents.com.